It's all systems go as Apple has pressed Send on the email announcing a press conference on Tuesday 4th October.
Hosted by new CEO Tim Cook at the firm's Californian HQ, the star attraction is expected to be the iPhone 5. Assuming this is the announcement we've all been waiting for, the 15 months it's been since the iPhone 4 was released makes it the longest wait between iPhone models yet.
Daily rumours and leaks of the latest iteration give us an indication of what to expect and, if Apple deliver, the iPhone 5 is going to be a force to be reckoned with. An eight-megapixel camera, better battery, more memory and a faster, dual-core processor. There's also talk of a bigger screen, curved display and 4G network support. Previous speculation has been proven to be pretty much spot-on so we don't expect Steve Jobs to let us down with his swansong. After months of waiting, this time next week we should know exactly when the iPhone 5 will be available in the shops - and finally the rumours will end and we'll have proper facts.
The invite also suggests Apple's going to announce a single phone, not multiple phones, so maybe the stories floating about two iPhones being released were nonsense after all.